Rachel Campos-Duffy, former reality-TV star and current blogger for Anderson Cooper's AC360 blog, was Elizabeth Hasselbeck's fill-in on today's edition of The View. As a conservative fill-in, she did not disappoint.
Before diving into the meat of the blog, however, we at NewsBusters would like to congratulate her on this bit of news [emphasis mine]:
RACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY: Thank you. And, yes, I found happiness after all. And the news is, because I've never come on "The View," as Joy knows, without announcing a pregnancy. And I am having a sixth child and I'm three months pregnant.
That is wonderful news - congratulations to her and her husband Sean.
Now, containing our pro-life glee for a moment, the Viewettes transitioned from a conversation about Campos-Duffy’s happy home life to a discussion of President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize win:
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: President Obama is happily married. But he received the Nobel Peace Prize, which shocked a lot of people. Were y'all shocked?
CAMPOS-DUFFY: I was shocked.
GOLDBERG: You were shocked?
CAMPOS-DUFFY: I was shocked, and I'll tell you what: I find a lot of irony that the guy who won the Nobel Peace Prize won't meet with the Dalai Lama because he's kowtowing to just about the worst human rights abuser in the world, the Chinese government. So, yeah, I'm shocked and when I think of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, the quintessential one, I think of Mother Teresa.
GOLDBERG: Well, that's going to be hard to - that's a hard act to follow.
CAMPOS-DUFFY: I think of Mother Teresa and Mother Teresa said that we wouldn't have world peace until we ended abortion and I think personally, for me, that it's Obama's radical abortion position that makes him the least qualified for the prize.
Perhaps the pro-life glee containment will have to wait.
Bear in mind, Campos-Duffy has just transitioned from a discussion of her five (soon to be six) children, and how happy her marriage and life have been. At this point, her position on abortion is completely unchallengeable, even by the arch-liberal Joy Behar. And the Viewettes' reaction?
GOLDBERG: I think that's a very interesting way to look at it. I just figured that, if you're getting the Peace Prize, it's probably because you've been, sorta, trying to promote some peace, and after a while in the world, you know, we weren't looked upon in such an interesting way. So I think he's probably gotten it because he's been busting his behind trying to get out there.
JOY BEHAR: He has changed the conversation in the world. He's interested in diplomacy. We had - we were starting wars. Now we're not anymore. I don't know what's going to happen in Afghanistan. It is a little ironic that he is involved in two wars and he would be considered the peace person. But he didn't start them and he is trying to end them and he is trying to bring diplomacy around the world and start a new conversation. And I think for that he deserved it.
Yes, Joy Behar is insufferable. But if one were to wait for the response:
CAMPOS-DUFFY: So basically, he just gets a prize for not being George Bush?
BEHAR: That's true. He does get a prize for not being George Bush.
CAMPOS-DUFFY: Then I get one!
If I may be so bold: Rachel, take the children and leave the award. If Al Gore gets this prize, and Mahatma Gandhi doesn't, it's not worth having.